Solid Waste Trash Pickup to Change

The citizens asked…. and the city listened!   Effective November 1, 2012:



It will be the 1st Wednesday of each month


These collections of tree waste and junk waste collection

will still occur in alternate months

(odd months for tree waste and even months for junk waste)



Please note that the collection schedule for regular garbage, yard waste trimmings and recycling WON’T change.


There are many benefits to these changes including better management of routes, budget savings in time and fuel as well as less confusion.  Any questions?  Check with Houston 3-1-1 by phone or on the site.


Neartown Public Forum this Saturday

Neartown Public Forum this Saturday

Neartown Public Forum

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10:00 AM

1100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-9800

Meeting Agenda

  • From 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM the Montrose community will gather at Underbelly’s for a discussion regarding the upcoming Bond Referendum. Guests on both sides of the proposed items will convene for a candid look at the pros and cons of the HCC, HISD, Metro and Municipal Bond packages. Add to that the award winning fare of one of Houston’s hottest new restaurant’s, and no one should go home hungry. Plan now to join us for this important Saturday morning event!

A Reminder about Parking in Houston

We have recently experienced an increase in illegal parking within our neighborhood. The most common infraction is illegally blocking the sidewalk. (City of Houston, APK-13 Blocking or parking on sidewalk- $40) And, many cars are parking in City of Houston “no parking” zones, out of the street, but still in the public right-of-way. There have been increased patrols by Parking Management. If you have been parking illegally, now would be a good time to find a legal place to park in your driveway or on the public street. Remember, don’t block the sidewalk. If your neighbor parks illegally, send them to this post as a gentle reminder. The reminder here will be better than any citation. Hopefully they will thank you for it!

National Night Out 2012 in Richwood Place

Thank you to all of you who participated, donated time to and came out to be a part of Texas National Night Out 2012. We had a great time! Special thanks to the Bakers and Stefaniaks for hosting. You are the best! And, to Eric for letting us use his driveway as the perfect “stage” for the second year in a row. Thank you to Ruth Adams and the Board of the Richwood Place Civic Association for planning, and reaching out to our local government and US government leaders and inviting them to our community event. Thank you to US Congressman, Ted Poe, for attending our event. Thank you to Ellen Cohen’s office for your attendance as well. Thank you to HFD Fire Station 16! We love having you in our neighborhood and really appreciate you taking the time to come out to our events. Many thanks to our great sponsors, Ash Rowell and Duff Beer. You are amazing! Zoes Kitchen. Thank you for the yummy bites. Reprint!- thanks for the great work you do. Here are a few pictures from tonight’s National Night Out in Richwood Place. Thank you again to all of you who came out tonight. Our community is better because of each of you. Thank you. 

National Night Out 2012

National Night Out 2012

National Night Out 2012

Fire Station 16 and Richwood Place Neighbors

Allen Oldies Band- 2012